[Mageia-dev] Broken database problem solved but not all well

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Mon Apr 16 17:58:10 CEST 2012

'Twas brillig, and Anne Wilson at 16/04/12 14:57 did gyre and gimble:
> On 16/04/12 14:27, Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> 'Twas brillig, and Anne Wilson at 16/04/12 13:28 did gyre and
>> gimble:
>>> On 16/04/12 13:15, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>> On 16/04/12 09:21, Colin Guthrie wrote:
>>>>> 'Twas brillig, and Anne Wilson at 15/04/12 18:39 did gyre and
>>>>>  gimble:
>>>>>> On 15/04/12 17:47, Anne Wilson wrote:
>>>>>>> Attempting to install sound-scripts separately asks
>>>>>>> whether I want to use systemd-sysvinit or
>>>>>>> sysvinit-legacy.  I've tried both, but both fail due to
>>>>>>> missing sound-scripts.
>>>>>> Found the package listed by rpmfind.net - but the link
>>>>>> there returns a 550 - Failed to change directory, so maybe
>>>>>> something is broken and I will have to wait for it to be
>>>>>> fixed.
>>>>> This is just your media being out of date I think.
>>>>> I pushed an update to sound-scripts-0.62-3.mga2.noarch.rpm 
>>>>> yesterday. Just wait for the mirror to get itself up to
>>>>> date.
>>>> Thanks - that helped a lot.  I've now done the big update,
>>>> choosing kernel-netbook (from memory) and rebooted.  All seemed
>>>> to be going well until -
>>>> 'systemctl status plymouth-quit-wait.service' for details ]See
>>>> (screen message not garbled before that one) - and it has
>>>> stopped. I thought someone said this was a known problem now
>>>> fixed, so what do I do now?
>>> A restart got it past that point.  Now it hangs after
>>> Started LSB: Network monitoring daemon [OK]
>> I strongly suspect it's not hanging. It's likely just stopped
>> doing things. Flip over to tty2 and you should have a text login.
>>> From there, can you get the output of "systemctl status
>>> prefdm.service"
>> I suspect it has not even tried to start yet.
> Loaded, active (running) and set to kdm -nodaemon

OK, so I'm wrong :D

>> Do a "systemctl start prefdm.service" and you should have your
>> normal logins.
> 'Fraid not.  Reboot requires you to run the command again, so all you
> have is the text login.  Then startx gives
> "Could not start D-Bus.  Can you call qdbus?"
> A forum thread suggested reinstalling xorg, so I did that - it called
> up 10 packages, restarted urpmi then said it needed a further 471
> packages.  That's running at the moment.

Hmm, that seems like something of a red herring.

>> I suspect strongly this is simply the legacy non-LSB initscripts
>> issue I mentioned last week that is preventing the prefdm.service
>> job from being executed on boot.

OK, so this is incorrect, (prefdm *is* started, but perhaps some other
jobs had to be cancelled instead.

Can you do this:

1. Add the following the to kernel command line when booting normally:
"systemd.log_level=debug systemd.log_target=kmsg"

2. When you boot and it gets stuck, simply go to tty2 copy
/var/log/dmesg to some file and then somehow give it to me :)




Colin Guthrie

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